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11/19/12
Evalyn Judith Rosin


4:23 AM - 6 lb. 4 oz.









11/7/12
Growing up



{I write this with the sound of laughter and squeals of delight coming from bath time with dad upstairs}

Oh how thrilled I am to report that potty training has been a success! This kid got it within 2 days. We've had plenty of accidents here and there but all a part of the learning. So to recap it all began with me losing it one day. I had enough of changing his poopy diapers and the thought of having 3 sets of bums to change was enough to set me off. "No more diapers!", I said. There was a 10 minute tantrum that followed that statement. And then he came around. Now I back up to say, this isn't the best way to start potty training- losing your cool. :) But he knew I meant business this time. I had tried once in late August, but he knew I wasn't serious. :) And he knew what he was doing in his diaper. He liked the convenience of it. So I knew we could attempt this. It really did come down to me and whether I was going to stick with it this time cause he had no motivation to do so himself.
So that night I discussed it with D. D took the initiative the next morning. No diapers. Dressed him up in underwear and they trudged through the morning and outfits. This was good. Cause if I had started out in the morning, I may have back tracked yet again. So after nap I took over and we went with nothing- no pants, no diaper, no underwear. By this time he was getting the idea. And I think having nothing that resembled a diaper whatsoever helped him figure out when it was time to go.
Day 2 we had 2 accidents- but he was getting it! Oh and we did set up a reward system. I taped a chart up where he could see it while he used the toilet. After each successful toilet use, he got to pick a sticker and place it on the chart.
By the end of day 3 he surprised me greatly. I was sitting at the computer, he ran by announcing he had to go pee. I got up to go help him. He turned around and pushed me back to my seat, "No mommy, I do it myself!". By all means, please do! :) And he did!
And by the end of day 3 or 4 he decided he wanted to put all his stickers up. I let him and told him that was it. And he didn't fuss about no more stickers either. It was great!
As far as bed time and nap time goes... Nap time I started out with a diaper, but now- 3 weeks later, we aren't using them anymore and have had only 1 accident. Bedtime, still using them. Though, I think we are getting close to not having to. What we probably need to do is get pullups, cause he has a habit now of using the toilet after the diaper has been put on for the night- which is awesome and self instigated... but means if we don't get to him in time he has already thrown a perfectly good diaper away.
So, something that I wasn't so sure was going to happen before the new one arrives, did in fact happen! Yahoo! It is so fun to see him figure things out and do it. And also to see myself let go and let him do it... make messes, make mistakes, and learn by himself.




11/3/12
Psalm 33


Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous;
it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
Praise the LORD with the harp;
make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
Sing to him a new song;
play skillfully, and shout for joy.

For the word ot he LORD is right and true;
he is faithful in all he does.
The LORD loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of his unfailing love.

By the word of the LORD were the heavens made,
their starry host by the breath of his mouth.

He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;
he puts the deep into storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the LORD;
let all the people of the world revere him.
For he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm.

The LORD foils the plans of the nations;
he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever,
the purposes of his heart through all generations.


Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people he chose for his inheritence.
From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind;
from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth -
he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.

No king is saved by the size of his army;
no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.

We wait in hope for the LORD;
he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD,
even as we put our hope in you.



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